Every organization has a game plan. A strategic approach to achieving business goals and objectives; a Master Plan. Supply chain professionals must translate these high level aggregate plans into requirements that can be produced or procured with available resources. Often organizations' main focus is on getting the right product out the door at the right time. To stay competitive, they must also learn how to manage inventories, improve utilization and efficiencies in operations, use capacity planning to coordinate operations, and maximize vendor relations.
APICS' Detailed Scheduling and Planning (DSP) class focuses on the details of executing the Master Plan by creating workable schedules that are consistent with business policies, objectives, and resource capacities. It provides a solid foundation of the tools and techniques used for creating valid plans that can be achieved successfully. It delivers an in-depth understanding of techniques and practices for Inventory Management to improve turnover and reduce obsolesces. It looks at types of inventory, lot sizing and safety-stock techniques, inventory valuation, accuracy, policies, and performance.
DSP teaches Project Management and Performance Management techniques to improve operation productivity. It looks at how to build and manage supplier relationships, to reduce lead times, establish processes, define measurable service expectations, manage supply risks, and build partnerships that benefit all parties.
Material Requirements Planning (MRP) and Capacity Requirements Planning (CRP) techniques are used to develop manufacturing, purchasing, and delivery schedules. It uses data from the Master Plan and Bill of Material (BOM) information to identify specifications and material and resource requirements for Independent (end item) and Dependent (components, sub-assemblies, and raw materials) products. MRP provides information on what is needed, how many, where, and when. It looks at what is available, what is coming, and when it is going to arrive. Are there other needs; how many, and how far out? CRP compares MRP data to hours for manufacturing to specification, and shows material and capacity requirements to meet demand. It is used to determine whether there is enough labor and equipment to fill requirements, and helps to identify possible bottlenecks.
Detailed Scheduling and Planning is appropriate for any operations staff member involved in supply chain planning. It is the third module in a series of CPIM courses that includes Basics of Supply Chain Management, Master Planning of Resources, Execution and Control of Operations. and Strategic Management of Resources. While DSP classes focus on the details of planning and scheduling, the fourth module, Execution and Control of Operations (ECO) gets into the implementation of those plans, continuous improvement plans, and controlling production processes, quality initiatives, and handling of inventories.
APICS CPIM certification is one of the highest sought out certifications for operations and supply chain professionals. It is preferred by thousands of employers worldwide. Certified professionals earn a national average of 19% more than people who are not CPIM-certified.
The Detailed Scheduling and Planning class will provide you with a solid understanding of the production planning process, an applicable understanding of essential terminology, concepts, methodology and strategies of best practices you can use to get control of inventories and build solid strategic beneficial supplier relationships. It may be the key to your organization getting the right product out the door at the right time, at the right cost.
Visit http://www.apics-lork.org/cpim.html for additional information on APICS CPIM curriculum and training schedule. Contact Master Level Instructor, Rick Donahue at firstname.lastname@example.org for onsite group training for your organization.